On 7 February 2019, the U.S. Chamber of Commerce’s Global Innovation Policy Center (GIPC) released the 7th edition of its International IP Index. The aim of the Index is to create a roadmap for countries that seek to promote economic growth and global competitiveness through stronger IP. The index ranks the IP infrastructure of each of the 50 countries based on 45 indicators which were considered to be critical to the growth of effective IP systems. The indicators span eight categories of IP protection, namely, patents, copyrights, trademarks, trade secrets, commercialization of IP assets, enforcement, systemic efficiency, and membership and ratification of international treaties. The results show that the U.S., UK and several EU countries remained on the top of the global IP rankings. Notably, the U.S. was previously ranked 12th in patents due to the unpredictability around the validity of patents. The improvement is a result of the reforms in the patent opposition system that were introduced by the United States Patent and Trademark Office.
See here for the article released by the U.S. Chamber of Commerce.